this series presents often difficult scientific subjets in a lively and accessible way. Superb illustrations and photographs help explain complex concepts and convey the excitement of scientific discovery
Astronomy brings the whole Universe into perspective, giving the latest theories on how it began as well as the history of the astronomers whose work has revealed it to us. You will get to know the planets intimately; you can work out how much older you would be if you spent 5 Mercurian years away from Earth and find out what the spaceprobe Giotto found when it got close to Halley's Comet. Clear and comprehensive star charts allow you to start being an amateur astronomer right away, with or without a telescope.